Yukon, OK (July 4, 2019) – Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported one man dead in a terrible accident that took place in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 4th. The crash happened just around 9:05 a.m. on Interstate 40 near the intersection with Garth Brooks Blvd.
The deceased, a man named Kenneth E. Stoner, was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima east on I-40 when the vehicle hydroplaned into the railing at Garth Brooks Blvd, stopping in the center lane. At this time, a 2012 Ford F-250 was coming over the incline and was unable to stop. The Ford struck the Altima, pushing the vehicle for 325 feet until coming to a rest on top of the vehicle.
Stoner was trapped inside the vehicle for nearly two hours. He was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
No occupants of the F-250 were injured.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kenneth E. Stoner at this time.
Deadly Oklahoma Car Accidents
Car accidents can affect anyone at nearly anytime.
It has been shown that the rate of car accidents is increasing in the state of Oklahoma, with 678 deaths combined in 2016. Sadly, a large percentage of car crashes turn fatal for their victims, leaving their surviving families to take on the unforeseen expenses resulting from the accident, such as medical costs, funeral arrangements, and treatment for mental suffering. In some cases, loved one can contact an Oklahoma wrongful death attorney to regain lost compensation.
At McIntyre Law, P.C., our team of personal injury lawyers in Oklahoma City have been helping the residents of Oklahoma for years recover after being injured in a tragic accident. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a reckless driver, call us today at (405) 917-5250 to discuss the options available for your case.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.